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Village Health Works, New York City, NY

This opportunity is administered by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship and is co-sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). To apply, you must follow CPIC’s application process. For more information, please visit https://publicservice.fas.harvard.edu/paid-cpic-identified-fellowships, and questions can be directed to cpic@fas.harvard.edu.

Village Health Works (VHW) is a joint American-Burundian non-profit and non- governmental organization (NGO) whose mission is to provide quality, compassionate health care in a dignified environment while treating the root causes of illness, poverty, violence, and neglect in collaboration with those we serve. The organization’s operations are based in Kigutu, in southern Burundi, with support from offices in NYC. VHW’s approach integrates clinical services with education, food security, economic development, environmental protection, music and the arts. VHW’s central program is a clinic that conducted 37,917 patient consultations in 2017 and has 4 inpatient wards. A hospital that will add surgical and emergency obstetrical capacity is currently under construction. In preparation for the hospital’s planned opening in late 2019, VHW is building a supply chain and establishing procurement practices to ensure the efficient  and timely delivery of items such as medical equipment and medicines.... Read more about Village Health Works, New York City, NY

Physicians for Human Rights, New York City, NY

This opportunity is administered by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship and is co-sponsored by the Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI). To apply, you must follow CPIC’s application process. For more information, please visit https://publicservice.fas.harvard.edu/paid-cpic-identified-fellowships, and questions can be directed to cpic@fas.harvard.edu.

    For more than 30 years, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has used science and medicine to document and call attention to mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. PHR shared in the Nobel Peace Prize for its contribution to the international effort to ban land mines. A global organization founded on the idea that health professionals, with their specialized skills, ethical duties, and credible voices, are uniquely positioned to advocate against human rights violations, PHR has expanded to include a specialized network of forensic science and public health research professionals as well. PHR’s investigations and expertise are used to document mass atrocities, advocate for the protection of persecuted health workers and medical facilities under attack, prevent torture, and hold those who violate human rights accountable.... Read more about Physicians for Human Rights, New York City, NY

    334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

    Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

    The Arnhold Institute for Global Health envisions a world where vulnerable people in every community have access to health care. We partner with practitioners who know their communities and work with them in three ways:  We design technologies so that communities can measure and manage their health. We link health systems, communities, and patients to find the right model of care. And we empower students and health professionals with the skills they need to be change agents. These three areas – technology, care design, and training – are essential to strengthening community health systems.... Read more about 334. Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, NY

    332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

    Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

    UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. The global work of UNFPA includes:

    1. Reproductive health care for women and youth in more than 150 countries, including addressing life threatening complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
    2. UNFPA plays a global leadership role in supporting family planning by: ensuring a steady, reliable supply and access to quality modern contraceptives; strengthening national health systems and also health management information systems; advocating for policies supportive of family planning.
    3. Training of thousands of health workers, particularly midwives, to help ensure at least 80 per cent of all childbirths are supervised by skilled attendants.
    4. Prevention of gender-based violence, which affects 1 in 3 women.
    5. Abandonment of female genital mutilation, which harms 3 million girls annually.
    6. Adolescent and Youth programmes which include: a) prevention of teen pregnancies, complications of which are a leading cause of death for girls 15-19 years old; b) Efforts to end child marriage, which could affect an estimated 70 million girls over the next 5 years; c) comprehensive sexuality education; d) youth leadership and participation.
    7. Delivery of safe birth supplies, dignity kits and other life-saving materials to survivors of conflict and natural disaster
    8. Censuses, data collection and analyses, which are essential for development planning ... Read more about 332. Midwifery Programme at UNFPA, New York City, NY

    310. New York State Health Foundation, New York City, NY

    Please Note: This opportunity is co-sponsored by CPIC’s Mindich Summer Service Fellowship.

    The New York State Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is a private, statewide foundation dedicated to improving the health of all New Yorkers. We strive to be focused and purposeful in our work; establish and adhere to clear goals and strategies; and measure our progress. We are committed to making grants, but also to making a difference beyond our dollars: informing health care policy and practice, spreading effective programs to improve the health system, serving as a neutral convener of health leaders across the State, and providing technical assistance to our grantees and partners. NYSHealth concentrates its initiatives in two strategic priority areas... Read more about 310. New York State Health Foundation, New York City, NY